U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Office of Research and Development
NATIONAL PRIORITIES: RESEARCH ON DISINFECTANTS, DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (DBPs), AND OPPORTUNISTIC PATHOGENS IN DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2022-ORD-H1
Assistance Listing Number: 66.511
Solicitation Opening Date: June 28, 2022
Solicitation Closing Date: August 31, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
Ensuring clean and safe drinking water is important for protecting human health and the environment. Opportunistic pathogen and disinfection by-product (DBP) contaminants in drinking water distribution systems remains a water quality issue that is prevalent across the Nation. More information is needed on the occurrence of DBPs and opportunistic pathogens, along with identifying environmental conditions and niches favorable to colonization, microbial growth, and propagation in drinking water distribution systems. This research will help inform water infrastructure management and risk-mitigation practices to ensure safe drinking water. This National Priorities Request for Applications (RFA) will solicit innovative research to address knowledge gaps on the occurrence of pathogens and DBPs in drinking water distribution systems across the United States.